How to Connect LED Lights and Bulbs to Alexa? Have an Echo device and wish to get every other appliance on your voice commands? With your Echo device, you can do a lot more than simply asking her the weather or jokes or music. You can even ask her to turn off the lights and bulbs when you start feeling sleepy or want to watch NetFlix. Or you can even ask Alexa to turn on the lights and bulbs when you’re in the mood to study and don’t want to delay it by going up to the switchboard.
So, in this blog, we’ll take you on a journey to complete smart home solutions and how to run the electrical appliances over your voice commands. In this blog, we’ll talk about the methods as to How to connect LED Lights and Bulbs to Alexa.
But before we start with the real solutions to the task in hand, let’s first make sure that you have all the necessary ingredients to it. These are a smart plug or a smart light or smart bulb or smart wall switch or all of them would also work and a device (preferably a mobile) with Alexa app installed on it. And the most important is a stable Wi-Fi connection. Also, make sure that these smart devices are Alexa compatible. This can be checked from the packing of the product or from the product description available on the internet.
It is quite an easy process to set up smart lights or bulbs with the Alexa app. You need to carefully follow the steps mentioned below. Go through the steps specified by the manufacturer of the device to set up that particular device. Certain device manufacturers would require you to install their app and set up the device using their app and later connect it to Alexa.
Go through the product description carefully to understand the procedure required for the specific device.
The very first step to this procedure is that you physically set up the light or bulb as the case may be. For that follow the manufacturer’s directions mentioned on the package or online. So initially screw in the smart light or bulb. Then turn it on and follow the remaining proceeds from the Alexa app.
You’ll be connected to the available light near you, now you can change the name and brightness and other settings related to that product. After doing this you can simply call Alexa to turn on that specific light or bulb.
You can even use a smart switch to connect lights and bulbs to make them smart. You can manage your lights and bulbs by simply connecting their wired connection to a smart switch. A smart switch enables you to control hardwired appliances such as ceiling fans, lights, bulbs, etc. directly from an app installed on your mobile. You’ll need the neutral wire to set up the smart switch in the house. It is usually covered with a white plastic layer.
You can simply use a smart switch to control the lights and fans in the house that are not so smart. To connect the switch to your Wi-Fi connection, you might first need to follow the manufacturer’s instructions to install the manufacturer-specific app first. If this is the case you might have to first download the smart-switch app and connect it to the switch and once connected, you can later connect it to Alexa as well.
Following are the steps you need to follow to connect the smart switch to the Alexa app.
Now you can operate the smart switch directly through voice command or tapping on the mobile screen. This way you can turn on and off any appliance connected through that smart switch.
Not all Echo devices have an in-built smart hub and thus you might need to install one in order to connect lights and bulbs to the Alexa app. You don’t require to follow these steps if you already have Echo Plus, Echo Show, or Echo Studio. These have an in-build smart hub that enables them to automatically locate any smart device and connect the same.
If you have an Echo device other than the one mentioned above then you need to follow the steps mentioned below to add a skill to your Alexa App:
Once this skill is set up in your Alexa app, you can go ahead to set up the light or bulb belonging to that skill. Follow the procedure mentioned above to connect your light or bulb to the Alexa App.
These were the various steps to assist you to connect the smart light or bulb on your Alexa app. If you are still not able to set up your smart appliances, then you can always get in touch with Alexa Experts through chat or Alexa Helpline Number +1-872-888-1589.